The figure includes   an unspecified number undergoing a one-year pre-seminary programme for those considering whether they have a vocation. File photograph: Getty Images

A total of 13 men have begun training for the Catholic priesthood in Ireland this year including an unspecified number undergoing a one-year pre-semin(...)

Paul Dempsey being ordained as the new Bishop of Achonry. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office/Twitter

The former parish priest of Newbridge Co Kildare, Fr Paul Dempsey (49), was ordained as the new Bishop of Achonry in the West of Ireland on Sunday. I(...)

Vicki Lavin and Marc O’Connor have two dates for their wedding

Fiona Mulligan and David Dunne had their pre-wedding menu tasting at Lough Rynn Castle in Co Leitrim last Tuesday evening – but their eyes were rivete(...)

Christ Church cathedral

Irish churches are already cancelling events planned for well past the March 29th date to which current coronavirus restrictions apply. The installat(...)

Peter Pringle was convicted of killing two gardaí following a 1980 bank robbery, but he won an appeal against his conviction in 1995.

A man who escaped a death sentence over the murders of two gardaí has lost his High Court case seeking damages for wrongful arrest. Peter Pringle (8(...)

Martin Kenny: The Sinn Féin TD ’s  car was set alight in an apparent arson attack outside his home a week ago.

A group of Ballinamore residents who are set to form a welcoming committee in the Co Leitrim town this week say they want an “alternative voice” to be(...)

A picture from Spain. ‘He is photographed sitting in the front row (first left) of his class of young hopeful priests with his arms folded looking rather disgruntled while the other men smiled.’

I once sang in public on a weekly basis in Seville when I was studying the Spanish language and flamenco dancing. I always had an urge to go there. I (...)

There will be an address from President Michael D Higgins in the Round Room of the Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

January 21st Members of the Dáil and the Seanad will meet in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, where the first public mee(...)

Gallaghers on Main Street, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, is one of the oldest shops run by one of the best known people, Mary Gallagher. File photograph: Brendan Gallagher

One of the oldest shops run by one of the best known people in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon is to close down. Gallaghers on Main Street in the town (...)

Suspended solicitor Declan O Callaghan from  Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, at the High Court on Friday.  Photograph: Collins Courts

The president of the High Court has fixed next Wednesday to hear an “urgent” application by the Law Society for orders freezing personal accounts of s(...)

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